Health Care Management (B.S.)

Health Care Management (B.S.)
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  Online Program

This online program combines health care-specific coursework with leadership, diversity management, and organization development to help you become a well-rounded healthcare professional.

 Credit Hours: 120  |   Transfer: Up to 90 Credits  |   Tuition Cost


What is Health Care Management?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management integrates the critical functions of management and leadership to facilitate effective health care operations and delivery systems for patients and communities.  The program combines health care specific course work with additional relevant areas of leadership, organizational development, and interprofessional collaboration.

Why study Health Care Management at UNH College of Professional Studies?

Through the Health Care Management Degree, you’ll learn about health care administration best practices and critical functions. This program combines health care-specific coursework with leadership, diversity management, and organization development to help you become a well-rounded healthcare professional.

Potential Career Areas

  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialists
  • Clinical Data Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors

Course Highlights


  • The Emerging U.S. Health Care System
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Statistics
  • Population Health
  • Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services
  • Introduction to Fiscal Management in Health Care
  • Reimbursement and Financing Techniques in Health Care
  • Informatics for Health Professionals
  • Health Care Policy

…and more!

Why UNH CPS?


  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).
  • Available fully online with select on-campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Nationally ranked online programs.
  • About 89% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career advising is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts and share their real-world expertise, helping you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • We’re experts at assessing credit toward your undergraduate degree – not only from previous college coursework, but also for other college-level knowledge demonstrated outside the traditional classroom.

Students pursuing an associate degree at their local community college are encouraged to explore our Transfer Pathway! This resource lists the courses your associate degree should contain at your community college, as well as the remaining courses you’ll need to take at UNH College of Professional Studies to complete your bachelor’s degree!

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  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC

Upon graduation, those who wish to pursue a master’s degree are encouraged to explore the M.S. in Health Care Management.

For motivated undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree, you can pair this program with an accelerated option that allows you to streamline the completion of your educational goals. Students can choose between an M.S. in Health Care Management or a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management. This option allows students to complete their bachelor’s and graduate degrees in a fast-tracked five-year timeline.

Qualifications:

  • Current UNH undergraduate student enrolled in either the B.S. in Health Care Management or B.S. in Allied Health Leadership program.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Apply and be accepted into to one of the graduate programs of choice: MS Health Care Management or the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.
  • Completed 90 undergraduate credits (to begin taking courses for dual credit). Most students apply in their junior year; once admitted to the program, students can begin taking select courses for dual credit, provided they’ve completed 90 undergraduate credits.

If you're interested in learning more about the accelerated graduate program, join us for an online information session here:

Curriculum & Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management integrates the critical functions of management and leadership to facilitate effective health care operations and delivery systems for patients and communities. The program combines health care specific course work with additional relevant areas of leadership, organizational development, and interprofessional collaboration.

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
HLTC 550 The Emerging U.S. Health Care System 4
HRM 420 Human Resource Management 4
General Education Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
MTH 402
or MTH 504
or MTH 510
Math for Our World
or Statistics
or Pre-Calculus
4
MGMT 566 Organizational Behavior 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
HLTC 590 Introduction to Fiscal Management in Health Care 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
HLTC 612 Population Health 4
MTH 504 Statistics 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
HLTC 690 Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services 4
HLTC 720
or HRM 580
or HRM 635
or MGMT 608
or SCI 610
or SCI 615
Health Program Planning and Evaluation
or Change Management
or Managing Conflict
or Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
or Contemporary Issues in Personal and Global Health
or Fitness and Health
4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
HLTC 627 Reimbursement and Financing Techniques in Health Care 4
HLTC 737 Informatics for Health Professionals 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
HLTC 738 Health Care Policy 4
IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
HLTC 797 Integrative Capstone: Project in Health Care Management 4
Elective 4
 Credits8
 Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
 
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems4 Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World4 Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression4 CRIT 602Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking4 IDIS 601Interdisciplinary Seminar4 Total Credits40

Writing Program Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four writing intensive courses as part of the University Writing Program Requirements as follows:

ENG 420
The Writing Process
One Writing Intensive course in the Major
One Writing Intensive course at the 600-level or above
One Additional Writing Intensive Course

Writing Intensive courses are identified with the label "Writing Intensive Course" in the "Attributes" section of the course description and/or a W following the course number.

 

Major Requirements

Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar. Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Major in Healthcare Management
Foundation Courses
HLTC 550The Emerging U.S. Health Care System4
HRM 420Human Resource Management4
MGMT 566Organizational Behavior4
Intermediate Courses
HLTC 590Introduction to Fiscal Management in Health Care4
HLTC 612Population Health4
HLTC 690Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services4
MTH 504Statistics4
Advanced Courses
HLTC 627Reimbursement and Financing Techniques in Health Care4
HLTC 737Informatics for Health Professionals4
HLTC 738Health Care Policy4
Health Care Management Elective
Select one of the following:4
HLTC 720
Health Program Planning and Evaluation
HRM 580
Change Management
HRM 635
Managing Conflict
MGMT 608
Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace
SCI 610
Contemporary Issues in Personal and Global Health
SCI 615
Fitness and Health
Integrative Capstone
HLTC 797Integrative Capstone: Project in Health Care Management4
Total Credits48

Electives

Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, option or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Online Division of the College of Professional Studies.

 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health care systems and the organization and integration of clinical and community support services that lead to optimal patient care.
  • Assess health care financial models and processes to enhance managerial decision making and organizational performance and to strategically support patients and communities.
  • Examine the fundamental rights, ethical principles, and overarching policies that guide health care professionals.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of employing information technology tools to improve health care delivery and optimize health outcomes.
  • Explore how socio-cultural, familial, and individual perspectives influence the operation, delivery, and use of health care systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in communication, interpersonal relations, management, and leadership to support organizational effectiveness and inter-professional collaboration.

Your Prior and Current Learning Counts


Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are experts at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Finish Your Bachelor's Degree With the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

The AU-ABC partnership between Air University and the UNH College of Professional Studies allows you to apply your CCAF Associate in Applied Science toward this online bachelor's degree. All CCAF degrees are transferable into this program. 

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Career Outcomes

Talk with your advisor to discuss how your program, experience, and goals align.